This evolving neighborhood has been drawing in young professionals, artists and historic preservation fanatics since at least the 1970s. In recent years, the number of entertainment and culinary options -- from breweries to art galleries to coffee shops -- has boomed, while the boundaries of the neighborhood have pushed ever outwards.
The president and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation is a MacArthur Fellowship winner, published author and community activist who has helped transform Pittsburgh through integrated workforce development and arts education for public school students.
In 2012, new legislation finally created a legal framework for crowdfunding, making investing in high-potential startups accessible to everyone. Frank Demmler, Innovation Works' Vice President of Entrepreneurial Services, discusses the changing landscape.
Researchers at Penn State University have developed a faster and less expensive DNA sequencing method that has led to a surprising finding. The technique works for any species, so it can be used to study male infertility disorders and male-specific mutations.
Whether it's Drexel's Schuylkill Yards strategy, the Science Center's uCity Square expansion or visions for capping and developing the rail yards north of 30th Street Station, the Philly neighborhood we see today is not long for this world.
The earliest civilizations knew how to weave fiber into textiles. But those products bear little resemblance to the high-tech "functional fabrics" being engineered in Philadelphia -- these miraculous materials can see, hear, sense and communicate.
We've got a new look and a new publishing schedule. In our (now) monthly magazine, you'll find features on higher ed, urban rebirth, growing companies, travel destinations, products made in PA, cozy hamlets and evolving cities.